Next March: discover the delights of Darwin before you hop aboard this breathtaking, once-in-a-lifetime rail expedition across Australia. Explore Alice Springs, Uluru and the Red Centre, then unwind with extra time in Adelaide and her beautiful surrounds.
Spend a few days in Darwin, soaking up the sights and sounds of this colourful city with an exotic mix of Asian influences and with an interesting history. Darwin is the starting point for trips into the Top End.
The Ghan Expedition from Darwin to Adelaide is a unique and epic experience, which explore the wonders of Australia’s vast interior with one of the world’s most renowned rail journeys.
Beginning in Darwin, this four day, three night, 2979km all-inclusive journey will take you to some of the most remote and captivating parts of Australia in style and comfort. Your adventure through the country’s vast, varied, and captivating interior will leave you speechless. It’s the ultimate Australian outback experience.
Spend a few days exploring Adelaide, also known as 'The City of Churches'. Adelaide is the gateway to the Adelaide Hills and the wine regions of the Barossa Valley and Clare Valley.
Why not extend your time in Darwin or Adelaide - there's heaps to see. Please call our travel team on 1300 414 198 for suggestions.
Doubletree Hilton, Darwin
Overlooking the famous Darwin Esplanade and offering stunning ocean views, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Darwin is within walking distance ofBicentennial Park and bustling downtown Darwin and Smith Street Mall. Swim in the sparkling waters of the outdoor pool, surrounded by lush tropical gardens or simply relax in the sunshine with a glass of wine on the outdoor deck.
The spacious guest rooms boast thoughtful amenities including floor-to-ceiling windows, Juliette balconies, generous work areas and WiFi.
The Ghan - Gold Class cabin
The moment you step into your cabin, you’ll be immersed into a world of romance that epitomises rail travel. The most popular choice of accommodation, Gold Service Twin and Single Cabins have everything you need to feel right at home for the amazing experience that lies ahead.
Mercure Grosvenor, Adelaide
Mercure Grosvenor Hotel Adelaide is superbly situated on North Terrace in the heart of the city and provides an excellent base for exploring Adelaide.
The guest rooms at Mercure Grosvenor Hotel Adelaide are fresh, contemporary and inviting.
22-31 Mar 2020
Twin share - From $4287 per person
Solo - From $8467 per person
Why not extend your time in Darwin or Adelaide - there's heaps to see. Call our local travel team free on 1300 414 198 for suggestions!
22 Mar 2020
On arrival at Darwin airport, you will be met by your driver and transferred by private vehicle to your hotel. Spend the rest of the day getting acquainted with this fascinating city.
23-24 Mar 2020
Enjoy a leisurely breakfast each morning before spendingthe days exploring Darwin - a former frontier outpost with WWII history, Asian-influenced food and a tropical outdoor lifestyle.Darwin is the starting point for day tours to Kakadu, Mary River National Park and Litchfield National Park. Why not enjoy a cruise on Darwin Harbour, and don't forget to head to the Mindil Beach for the colourful markets and to watch the amazing sunset.
25 Mar 2020
After breakfast, you will be transferred from your hotel to the railway station to begin your Ghan Expedition through central Australia.
Your journey begins with a morning departure from Darwin. Once you’re settled into your private cabin, mingle with fellow travellers or sample the exceptional food, wine, and service onboard. When it’s time for lunch, savour the regionally-inspired menu accompanied by a selection of all-inclusive wines and beverages, before an early afternoon arrival at the Top End township of Katherine. Choose between a relaxing cruise through Nitmiluk Gorge’s ancient natural wonders and exploring the region’s rich Indigenous culture, or experience a glimpse into the lives of those who call the outback home, with a fascinating day of discovery on a huge cattle station. Enjoy dinner as the sun sets over the outback, then back in your cabin you’ll find your bed turned down. Fall asleep as the train rolls soothingly onwards.
26 Mar 2020
After your first night on The Ghan, you’ll be greeted by a morning view of the spectacular Red Centre. A full day of excursions awaits you in the outback town of Alice Springs. An optional upgrade is a scenic flight to Uluru, returning in time to meet the rest of your fellow guests at a spectacular barbeque dinner under a million stars at the historic Alice Springs Telegraph Station.
27 Mar 2020
From your morning stop at the outback outpost of Manguri, you’ll venture into the weird and wonderful opal mining township of Coober Pedy, where more than half of the residents live underground. Here, you’ll enjoy a day of discovery, and a gourmet lunch in the most unique of locations: underground. Dinner is served back on the train where you can enjoy a nightcap as your journey continues.
28 Mar 2020
From your cabin window this morning you’ll see a dramatic change in landscape, as the rich ochre tones of the outback make way for the green fields of South Australia. Enjoy a leisurely brunch as you pass through the majestic Flinders Ranges and prepare for your mid-morning arrival into Adelaide, completing one of the world’s great travel experiences. In the smart southern city, you can extend your experience with a holiday package to the Barossa Valley, fascinating Kangaroo Island, or an expertly-curated tour of this food and wine loving capital.
29-30 Mar 2020
Enjoy your buffet breakfast each morning then spend the days exploring Adelaide and its surrounds, sample the local food and wines in the Barossa Valley or Clare Valley. Maybe head to the Adelaide Hills to explore the Mount Lofty Botanic Gardens and take in the views of the city and surrounds. Sports buffs, you could book a tour to go behind the scenes at the Adelaide Oval.
31 Mar 2020
Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before heading to the airport in your private transfer for your flight home.
Why not extend your stay in Darwin or Adelaide to see more of these regions? From Darwin you can explore the Top End's national parks and from Adelaide you can discover Kangaroo Island or relax on a Murray River cruise or experience the stunning scenery of the Flinders Ranges.
Please call our local travel team on 1300 414 198 for suggestions or to book this unique getaway.
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